Gregory G. Wedman, 72, of Meriden, died unexpectedly on Sept. 24, 2018.
Born in New Britain to the late George and Genevieve (Rojek) Wedman, Greg graduated from NBHS, Class of 1964, then went on to achieve his Bachelor of Science degree from CCSU. During his school years, he excelled in track and field sports and held the mile relay record from 1965-1968. He was also the New England track champ from 1967-1968. After college, Greg proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Back in civilian life, Greg was assistant superintendent of the Waste Disposal departments for both the cities of Waterbury and Bridgeport, a position he was specially certified for. Greg loved the outdoors and was an experienced hiker and mountain climber. One of his biggest accomplishments was climbing the Half Dome in Yosemite National Park and trekking across the country, visiting as many parks as he could. Greg spent time with his track buddies and other numerous friends reminiscing and laughing about the times in the good old days. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Joseph Parish in Meriden and shared his great baritone voice in the church choir. Greg had a huge love for animals, especially his canine companions, with whom he is now reunited. Greg is survived by his doting sister, Ingrid Wedman, and his cousins, Carol and Don Adams and Susan and Ray DeChamplain and their family, including Matthew, Atla and Lauren.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Newington Memorial, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington. A funeral Mass will be celebrated directly at St. Joseph Church, Meriden on Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. He will be laid to rest privately in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Greg’s name may be made online to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation: www.fidelco.org/donate .
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